30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Monday, March 26, 2012

"Good things come to those who wait..."

I recently stumbled across a 2008 UD Masterpieces Stroke of Genius Joe Namath autograph. Unfortunately, there's a gag order in place that prevents me from revealing who gave me this card. However, I'm sure some of you (who have been following my blog for awhile) can figure out where I got it.

Anyways... back to the Namath. As soon as I received it, I checked to see how much they sold for on eBay. Survey says... NO COMPLETED SALES. Then I decided to contact I am Joe Collector... the UD Masterpiece connoisseur... to pick his brain about the card.

His response...

"That is a rare rare rare card indeed. If you put it on eBay, I would either let it ride at .99 or put a BIN of $700 OBO. I wouldn't be surprised if if fetches $300-$500."

Well... I took his advice and posted it up on eBay:

Within two days, I had two offers: $205 & $500. I considered milking it... but then I remembered an old Italian proverb about being greedy... Big mouthfuls often choke. So after sitting on the offers for 24 hours, I accepted the highest one.

Unfortunately, I don't get to keep the whole $500. After eBay, PayPal, & shipping fees, I took home $438.80.

Not too shabby for card I had invested absolutely nothing in... except for my precious time and effort.

Part of the money has already been spent... and the rest I'll use on future cardboard purchases.

Thank you to those who wish to remain unnamed. I guess Mama Fuji was right... Good things come to those who wait.

Have a great day... and sayonara!


  1. Very nice! Don't spent it all in one place ;-)

    1. I was tempted to buy a bunch of stuff... but have showed some extreme self-discipline ;-)

  2. Holy hamster dance! Nice score!

  3. I am not a big Jets guy, but that was one gorgeous card. Those UD Masterpiece autographs are beautiful. Of course, $500 is pretty nice to look at as well.

    1. Yeah... I was more than happy to trade the sweet looking, on card autograph of Broadway Joe for $500. I'd do it again, and again, and again.

  4. Nice to see that you finally got an autograph of Joe from Unnamed Distributers.